Ben Affleck will suit up as Batman one more time for Warner Bros superhero movie, The Flash.
Speaking with Vanity Fair, director Andy Muschietti said that Affleck got the script last week and agreed to join the project. Affleck starred as Gotham’s Dark Knight in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League.
In the interview, Muschietti praised Affleck’s take on Batman saying…
“His Batman has a dichotomy that is very strong, which is his masculinity – because of the way he looks, and the imposing figure that he has, and his jawline – but he’s also very vulnerable. He knows how to deliver from the inside out, that vulnerability. He just needs a story that allows him to bring that contrast, that balance.”
He went on to explain the importance of Affleck’s role in The Flash movie.
“He’s a very substantial part of the emotional impact of the movie. The interaction and relationship between Barry and Affleck’s Wayne will bring an emotional level that we haven’t seen before. It’s Barry’s movie, it’s Barry’s story, but their characters are more related than we think. They both lost their mothers to murder, and that’s one of the emotional vessels of the movie. That’s where the Affleck Batman kicks in.”
Another reason why Affleck’s Batman is returning to The Flash is that Miller’s Barry Allen considers him to be the original Dark Knight – the guy who recruited him for the Justice League.
“He’s the baseline. He’s part of that unaltered state before we jump into Barry’s adventure. There’s a familiarity there.”
The Flash stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen who will visit parallel dimensions, as the movie is said to be loosely based on the 2011 DC Comics crossover event, Flashpoint. The story will follow Barry as he travels back in time to prevent the death of his mother. But in doing so he inadvertently creates another universe.
Michael Keaton, who first donned the famous cowl in 1989’s Batman, directed by Tim Burton, is also due to appear in The Flash.